UGA JOUR 3310H - Memory and The Other (2 pages)

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Jour 3310h - Intro to Journalism
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Memory and The Other How do media participate in public memory Stories Beliefs Events Example WWII slavery political reality 9 11 Media articulate memory How we fix ourselves in space and time Media are Storytellers Archives Provider of the souvenir Media and Identity Our own pasts are bound up with images and sounds of our mediated past Music Programs Advertisements Media define the past By presenting By re presenting it Claim historical authority through realism Drama Documentary mobilization of witnesses reconstruction of situations uncovering of evidence All memory is partial Rhetoric of media particular versions of a past which includes and excludes Battles over memory other claim different pasts refuse the limits of one interpretation of events The Other How are Others represented or seen o Ethnicity o Religion o Homeless o Gays and lesbians o The poor How to represent without exoticizing villanizing How to represent without absorbing him or her into my own sense of self Proximity and distance Responsibility for the Other requires proximity distance spells danger Q what does Silverstone mean Media and responsibility Media images can keep us apart by producing images that disable care and responsibility Images of conflicts without bloodshed Bombing without damage Battles without armies War without victims Actions without consequences Example Gulf War 1992 Ephemerality of media Here now gone tomorrow And now this Fragmentation



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